St Mawes Ferry

The 20 minute journey takes in the world-class scenery of the Carrick Roads which includes two historic castles and a wealth of marine life.

Falmouth – St Mawes (Foot Passenger):

Summer daily service 7 days a week approximately every 15 mins.

Winter Mon to Sun hourly,

No service on Christmas Day.

The magical route connects the old world fishing harbour of St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula with the bustling maritime port of Falmouth steeped in history and heritage. One of Cornwall’s most popular boat trips, it carries over 162,000 passengers a year on the 2.8 mile route and is an absolute must for anyone visiting Cornwall.

The ferry provides a year round service to passengers with up to three ferries an hour in the summer and an hourly service in the winter months. Anytime of year is perfect to visit, whether enjoying a relaxing cruise on the hot summer days or soaking in the serene surroundings in winter, the fleet is made up of four vessels that provide the service to both visitors and locals alike 364 days a year and saves a road journey of over 29 miles.


The third largest, natural deep water harbour in the world, Falmouth is an active port with a vibrant culture. Home to the award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall as well the impressive Pendennis Castle.

St Mawes & The Roseland

Set in an Area of Outstanding natural beauty, St Mawes and the Roseland is one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets. The pace of life on the Roseland slows down as you enjoy the stunning scenery, secluded beaches and an abundance of achievable walks.

The Duchess of Cornwall; our newest ferry was handcrafted by local boat builders Cockwells in 2008 and is the first ferry to be constructed in traditional wood for over a generation. She has completed the crossing over 50,000 times! Capacity is never a problem as each ferry can carry up to 100 passengers and covered seating is provided in case we get some of that ‘Cornish Liquid Sunshine'.

The St Mawes Ferry can be used with the Fal Mussel Card, a money saving travel card allowing discounted and unlimited travel around the Fal River on a network of ferries, buses and trains.

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